The Splendid Sampler ~ Local Quilt Shop & Iowa

Today I am sharing my versions of the latest two blocks in the Splendid Sampler Sew Along - Local Quilt Shop & Iowa.

I am a big fan of the technique of paper piecing so I was very happy that Jane provided a paper piecing template for her design, "Local Quilt Shop".  House blocks are some of my favorite.  I have made many for friends in the Cocorico Bee.  You can find a few [HERE] and [HERE].

Iowa, designed by Sherri McConnell, is an adorable block.  I chose to make it scrappy in pinks and reds.  The corner background fabric is from one of my favorite vintage feed sacks.
The center fabric is a prized Japanese fabric I have had for years.

Be sure to head on over to TheSplendidSampler.com to get the patterns!

Happy Sewing


  1. Beautiful blocks. Love all the fussy-cutting you did - it makes each block so much more special!

  2. Beautiful fabrics! Beautiful placement. **sigh**

  3. Do you know the brand of the yellow gingham?

  4. You have such a way with fabric selection. I love these. The patterns for both are waiting for me, but the sun came out and I had to take advantage of that and get outside!

  5. Yours is the quilt shoppe I love best. In all the others, the H is so obvious that my eyes are totally focused on it. With your choice in a solid on that H, it isn't so noticeable. Since I am impossibly behind, I'm going to follow your lead when at long last I get all these wedding quilts done...


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